Energy storage manufacturer Tesvolt began semi-automated production of its commercial lithium-ion systems in Wittenberg, Germany, on 1 April
The production process is semi-automated full-cycling, with every battery module fully charged and discharged and checked for anomalies in terms of temperature, voltage and internal resistance.
Tesvolt will manufacture systems ranging from 9.6kWh into the megawatt range using prismatic lithium cells from Samsung SDI based on nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide.
The initial production line will allow the company to produce storage systems with a total capacity of up to one megawatt hour every day and 255MWh each year.
The factory is designed to increase production capacity up to one gigawatt. The company expects to gradually add capacity as demand increases.
Production in the new factory is subject to stringent safety precautions, with additional measures being taken to protect staff and customers from Covid-19.
Daniel Hannemann, managing director and co-founder of Tesvolt, said: “We don’t know how demand will change in light of the coronavirus crisis. We want to work closely with our customers to overcome these new challenges in a spirit of solidarity, creativity, flexibility and ingenuity.”